How good was Calvin Goode? Death doesn’t alter his racism

Former Phoenix City Councilman Calvin Goode has died at age 93. His death is featured as an Arizona Republic front page report with two additional jump pages, extolling him as a “civil rights reformer” possessing a “gentle manner.”

Not a word exposes his own bigotry, exhibited in his letter to the same newspaper’s editor when Kate Gallego, now Phoenix Mayor, was running for the City Council District 8 seat in 2013. Both Goode and Gallego were/are committed democrats though for him their similarity ended there. Goode was not challenging the Harvard and Wharton Business School educated Gallego’s credentials. He vigorously opposed her lack of skin pigment as he gave voice to manipulative race-based council district gerrymandering.

Take time to read,Calvin Goode: Former councilman proposes racial gerrymandering,” which includes Calvin Goode’s bitterly malevolent letter to the editor of the same Arizona Republic newspaper that has buried Goode’s own vile prejudices with its glowing posthumous tribute.

Bigotry comes in all colors. Calvin Goode was a black anti-white racist. Death doesn’t transform the facts.

7 Responses to How good was Calvin Goode? Death doesn’t alter his racism

  1. Mr. and Mrs. America says:

    An excellent and revealing article, SRAZ!
    Not so good Goode was ahead of his time. Melanin (skin pigment), something over which we have no control, and doesn’t’ make us better, worse or more able people, has become an overriding concern in hiring practices and even college admissions. It goes by the foolish name of “diversity,” which is fully embraced by the Arizona Republic. The day it published this insulting report, was the day we called and cancelled our longtime subscription:

    https://www.azcentral.com/story/news/arizona-republic/2020/08/20/staff-diversity-arizona-republic-newsroom/5603177002/?_ga=2.104297672.999869561.1597900141-1354165768.1562053024

  2. Realist says:

    Goode was obviously misnamed.

  3. hoi polloi boy says:

    The daily dose of liberal propaganda from the Arizona Repulsive delivered daily to my inbox now automatically goes to the spam folder.

  4. Mohave Mike says:

    Diversity is never about the diversity of ideas, only skin color, “gender,” or what is now ridiculously known as “sexual preference.” The entire topic is a farce. Does a black homosexual have the innate ability to do a job better than a normal white male? Do education, experience, training and skills matter anymore?

  5. Kimball says:

    A candidate’s ethnicity is of no consequence to me. I’m a conservative and base my vote on what the individual stands for.

  6. Bo says:

    I think Goode and Gallego may be more similar than you suggest. Kate’s husband, at least, doesn’t like white people much either:

    https://arizonadailyindependent.com/2020/06/12/gallego-blasted-for-calling-trump-supporters-angry-white-people/

    • Patriot Mom says:

      She’s not Hispanic, but is a leftist Democrat and she divorced him while she was pregnant. He was obviously up to more than politics.